The Knight's Move: Andrea Schlieker

Tales of Town and Space. The Folkestone Triennial

Folkestone Triennial 2011 - Sky Arts meets Andrea Schlieker and the artists AK Dolven, Hew Locke, Cornelia Parker and Turner Prize winner Martin Creed as they transform Folkestone with their cutting-edge art.

24 November 2011, 8 pm
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language: English
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€ 5,- (via transfer to ING-account 605409 of Stroom Den Haag stating the name of the lecture)
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In her lecture 'Tales of Town and Space. The Folkestone Triennial' curator, lecturer and writer Andrea Schlieker uses the model of the Folkestone Triennial to highlight possibilities and challenges for public art commissioning in the context of arts-led regeneration. Situated on the southeastern coast of the UK, Folkestone had been in decline for decades. Can art help to change its fortunes? Using sites that range from a derelict harbour station to the beach, from a former Grand Hotel to a Napoleonic Martello Tower, this lecture examines ways of building a 'collection without walls', of bringing art of the highest calibre to the widest audience in a town without any cultural infra-structure but a wealth of powerful and evocative locations.

Dr. Andrea Schlieker conceived and curated the inaugural Folkestone Triennial in 2008 and also directed the most recent Triennial in 2011, A Million Miles from Home, commissioning new works in public sites and historic buildings by 19 acclaimed and emerging international artists. Schlieker was curatorial adviser for My City, a public art project across five cities in Turkey (2010), and co-curator of the British Art Show 6. She has a long track record in curating national and international exhibitions (at Serpentine Gallery, ICA, Arnolfini) as well as major public art projects. A member of the Public Realm Commissioning Advisory Panel for the Olympic Park and the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissioning Group, Schlieker was also a juror for the 2009 Turner Prize.

The Knight's Move
‘The Knight's Move' is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, Stroom Den Haag likewise wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.

Media partner of this series of lectures is: De Groene Amsterdammer. The Knight's Move is made possible by the Netherlands Architecture Fund.

'The Knight's Move' 2009-present

Andrea Schlieker
Andrea Schlieker at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Andrea Schlieker at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Paloma Varga Weisz, Rug People
photo: © Folkestone Triennial 2011
Hew Locke, For those in Peril on the Sea
photo: © Folkestone Triennial 2011
Cornelia Parker, Folkestone Mermaid
photo: © Folkestone Triennial 2011
AK Dolven, Out of Tune
photo: © Folkestone Triennial 2011
Karl Valentin as Schwerer Reiter
photo: © Schloss Wahn